Best Wine Tasting Books
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1. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
Author: by Gina Homolka
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 30, 2014)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Get the recipes everyone is talking about, handy nutrition facts, and 125 stunning photographs in the debut cookbook from the wildly popular blog Skinnytaste. Gina Homolka is America’s most trusted home cook when it comes to easy, flavorful recipes that are miraculously low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients.
Her blog, Skinnytaste is the number one go-to site for slimmed down recipes that you’d swear are anything but. It only takes one look to see why people go crazy for Gina’s food: cheesy, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli with only 420 calories per serving, breakfast dishes like Make-Ahead Western Omelet “Muffins” that truly fill you up until lunchtime, and sweets such as Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that are low in sugar and butter-free but still totally indulgent.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites. As a busy mother of two, Gina started Skinnytaste when she wanted to lose a few pounds herself. She turned to Weight Watchers for help and liked the program but struggled to find enough tempting recipes to help her stay on track.
2. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
Author: by Madeline Puckette
Published at: Avery; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERThe expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition includes: more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you’ll love; a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary; wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria; an expanded food and wine pairing section; a primer on acidity and tannin-so you can taste wine like a pro; more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It’s the ultimate gift for any wine lover.
3. Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World
Author: by Vanessa Price
Published at: Harry N. Abrams (October 13, 2020)
A National Bestseller Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals.
Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business.
Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discoveredand make you do a few spit-takes along the way.
4. Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes: A Cookbook
Author: by Gina Homolka
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 11, 2016)
80+ Under 30 Minute Dishes and 60 Slow Cooker RecipesThe easiest, tastiest, most convenient healthy recipesever! With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly mealcomplete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cookeron the table any night of the week.
Gina Homolka, founder of the widely adored blog Skinnytaste, shares 140 dishes that come together in a snapwhether in a slow cooker or in the oven or on the stovetop. Favorites include: Slow CookerChicken and Dumpling SoupKorean-Style Beef TacosSpicy Harissa Lamb RaguPeach-Strawberry Crumble Under 30 MinutesZucchini Noodles with Shrimp and FetaPizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-UpsGrilled Cheese with Havarti, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple Cauliflower Fried Rice Each recipe includes nutritional information, which can help you take steps toward weight and health goals, and many dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and freezer-friendlyall called out with helpful icons.
Gina’s practical advice for eating well and 120 color photos round out this indispensable cookbook. (Please note that nutritional information is provided with every recipe, but the most up-to-date Weight Watchers points can be found at skinnytaste online.
5. Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen: A Cookbook
Author: by Adeena Sussman
Published at: Avery (September 3, 2019)
“We should all be cooking like Adeena Sussman.”-The Wall Street Journal”Sababa is a breath of fresh, sunny air.”-The New York TimesIn an Israeli cookbook as personal as it is global, Adeena Sussman celebrates the tableau of flavors the region has to offer, in all its staggering and delicious variety In Hebrew (derived from the original Arabic), sababa means “everything is awesome,” and it’s this sunny spirit with which the American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman cooks and dreams up meals in her Tel Aviv kitchen.
Every morning, Sussman makes her way through the bustling stalls of Shuk Hacarmel, her local market, which sells irresistibly fresh ingredients and tempting snacks-juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, addictive street food, and delectable cheeses and olives. In Sababa, Sussman presents 125 recipes for dishes inspired by this culinary wonderland and by the wide-varying influences surrounding her in Israel.
Americans have begun to instinctively crave the spicy, bright flavors of Israeli cuisine, and in this timely cookbook, Sussman shows readers how to use border-crossing kitchen staples- tahini, sumac, silan (date syrup), harissa, za’atar-to delicious effect, while also introducing more exotic spices and ingredients.
6. Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Author: by Dave Arnold
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed. edition (November 10, 2014)
Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked.
With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like.
Years of rigorous experimentation and studybotched attempts and inspired solutionshave yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simplehow ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezerand then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns.
7. The World Atlas of Wine
Author: by Hugh Johnson
Published at: Mitchell Beazley; 8th edition (October 1, 2019)
2020 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERJANCIS ROBINSON – 2020 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME HONOREE”The most useful single volume on wine ever published… If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one.” – Andrew Jefford, DecanterFew wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971.
It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine. To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book.
The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today’s wine-growers and drinkers. With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world’s most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.”The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student.” – Eric Asimov, New York Times “Like a good bottle of wine, you’ll find yourself going back to it again and again…
8. How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food–With 1,000 Photos
Author: by Mark Bittman
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (February 24, 2012)
The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with youMark Bittman’s highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes.
From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and desserts, Bittman explains what every home cook, particularly novices, should know. 1,000 beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book reveal key preparation details that make every dish inviting and accessible.
With clear and straightforward directions, Bittman’s practical tips and variation ideas, and visual cues that accompany each of the 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you. This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference that’s both visually stunning and utterly practical.
Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier
Author: by Aldo Sohm
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (November 19, 2019)
From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world.
He’s worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo’s debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own.
Imbued with Aldo’s insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals. This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tipskey varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home.
10. The Wine Bible
Author: by Karen MacNeil
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Second Edition, Revised (October 13, 2015)
Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject (Danny Meyer), A guide that has all the answers (Bobby Flay), Astounding (Thomas Keller), and A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing (Kevin Zraly).
Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world.
New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informedand, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: In great years Ptrus is ravishing, elegant, and richIngrid Bergman in red satin.
11. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Author: by Ben Cohen
Published at: Workman Publishing Company (January 5, 1987)
With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry’s an American legend. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their “graduation” from a $5.
00 ice-cream-making correspondence course to their first ice-cream shop in a renovated gas station. But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk.Oreo Mint.
In addition to Ben & Jerry’s 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods. The 90-plus authentic recipes are spiced with Lyn Severance’s bright, quirky, full-color illustrations.
12. The Taste of Country Cooking: The 30th Anniversary Edition of a Great Southern Classic Cookbook
Author: by Edna Lewis
Published at: Knopf; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2006)
In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year: The fresh taste of springthe first shad, wild mushrooms, garden strawberries, field greens and salads …
Honey from woodland bees … A ring mold of chicken with wild mushroom sauce … The treat of braised mutton after sheepshearing. The feasts of summergarden-ripe vegetables and fruits relished at the peak of flavor … Pan-fried chicken, sage-flavored pork tenderloin, spicy baked tomatoes, corn pudding, fresh blackberry cobbler, and more, for hungry neighbors on Wheat-Threshing Day …
Sunday Revival, the event of the year, when Edna’s mother would pack up as many as fifteen dishes (what with her pickles and breads and pies) to be spread out on linen-covered picnic tables under the church’s shady oaks … Hot afternoons cooled with a bowl of crushed peaches or hand-cranked custard ice cream.
13. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author: by Madeline Puckette
Published at: Avery; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2015)
The best introductory book on wine to come along in years (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website Red or white?Cabernet or merlot?Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
A guide to pairing food and wine. A wine-region section with detailed maps. Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
14. The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook: Eat Even More Food and Lose Even More Weight
Author: by Haylie Pomroy
Published at: Harmony; 1st Edition (December 31, 2013)
Turn your kitchen into a secret weapon for losing up to 20 pounds in 28 days through the fat-burning power of food! Use food as medicine to cook your way healthy in this must have companion to the bestselling diet sensation, The Fast Metabolism Diet.
You will find over 200 simple, effective, mouthwatering, family-pleasing recipes designed to evoke change in your body with a plan that celebrates food, thrives on variety, and has you eating five to six times a day according to a three-phase plan strategically designed to keep your metabolism burning at lightning speeds.
On phase 1 you will cook to unwind stress and support your adrenals with nourishing breakfasts like Strawberry Pancakes, as well as delicious entrees like the Mediterranean Turkey with Wild Rice. On Phase 2, you’ll be cooking to unlock stored fat and feed the liver with protein-rich salads like the Grilled Turkey Bacon and Asparagus Salad, and luxurious dinners like Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Greens.
15. Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
Author: by Meera Sodha
Published at: Flatiron Books (September 15, 2015)
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home. Real Indian food is fresh, simple, and packed with flavor. In Made In India, Meera Sodha introduces you to the food she grew up eating every day. Unlike the fare you get at your local Indian takeout joint, her food is vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make.
Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collected from three generations of her family. On the menu is everything from hot chapatis to street food (chili paneer; beet and feta samosas), fragrant curries (spinach and salmon, or perfect cinnamon lamb curry) to colorful side dishes (pomegranate and mint raita; kachumbar salad), and mouthwatering desserts (mango, lime, and passion fruit jello; pistachio and saffron kulfi).
Made In India will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food forever.
16. Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food
Author: by Jacques Pépin
Published at: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Har/DVD edition (October 18, 2011)
For the first time ever, the legendary chef collects and updates the best recipes from his six-decade career. With a searchable DVD demonstrating every technique a cook will ever need. In his more than sixty years as a chef, Jacques Ppin has earned a reputation as a champion of simplicity.
His recipes are classics. They find the shortest, surest route to flavor, avoiding complicated techniques. Now, in a book that celebrates his life in food, the world’s most famous cooking teacher winnows his favorite recipes from the thousands he has created, streamlining them even further.
They include Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style, which Jacques enjoyed as a young chef while bar-crawling in Paris; Linguine with Clam Sauce and Vegetables, a frequent dinner chez Jacques; Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Butter, which he makes indoors in winter and outdoors in summer; Five-Peppercorn Steak, his spin on a bistro classic; Mm’s Apple Tart, which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant; and Warm Chocolate Fondue Souffl, part cake, part pudding, part souffl, and pure bliss.